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Adding or editing an email field

An email field will autopopulate the form with the user's Warwick email if signed if. If your form is predominantly going to be used by external people, you may want to ensure that the 'read only' field is unchecked, so anyone can edit the field to add their own email address.

  1. Go to the form page you wish to edit.
  2. Select Edit > Edit formsbuilder page or Edit this form from the bottom of the form. A list of edit options will appear on the left hand side of the form.
  3. Select the option in the Add a text box section - an email field. The Add/Edit an email field edit screen will be displayed:

    Forms - Add an email field

  4. Enter a Field name to be used in submission results. You will see this field is starred in red. This means this is a compulsory field and you will not be able to save the field until this is added. If the field name is self-explanatory, this can double as the label.
    Please note:
    if you are intending to accept online payments using your form and wish to offer an email receipt, you should enter the text 'email' (without quotation marks) as the email field label. You can enter any other text that you wish to be displayed to the user as 'Instructions' in the following field.
  5. Enter a Label for the text box visible to the user. Here you can provide detailed instructions for the user. If you leave the Label blank, then the Field name will be used.
  6. Enter the Width of the field.
  7. Enter any Prefilled text.
  8. Use the Populate with drop-down menu to automatically add certain details such as the user's email address (which can be used when the user is logged in).
  9. If you require the label/instruction box on top, check this box. The default is that the label or instruction goes to the side.
  10. If you require the field to be Read-only, check this box. This will disable the user's ability to edit or change a field. If you need external people to use the form, then ensure this box is unchecked so people are able to edit the field.
  11. You can decide if you want this field only Visible to editors.
  12. If you require the text box to be a Required field, check this box. This will red star the field and prevent the user from continuing if they haven't completed the field.
  13. Checking Require confirmation will add a second email field for users who are not logged in, to confirm their email address. This can help protect against mistakes.
  14. Click on the Save button.

You will see that your new item has appeared on the form, along with a set of edit tool icons just to the left of the item, enabling you to perform the actions. The cross allows for deleting an item, the up and down arrow keys will allow you to move each item up and down one field at a time, and the last icon allows you to edit the item directly without having to go back into the form editing section.

If you want to view the form, rather than add further elements, Select the Done button, which is in the top right hand corner of the page.

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